Author Archives: Bill Fulkerson

FEATURES HARDWARE Pairing CPUs and GPUs: PC Upgrades and Bottle-necking

How bad is bottlenecking these days? Well, that all depends on how bad you are at pairing hardware. Any experienced system builder will tell you it’s important to build a balanced system, especially if you want the best bang for your buck. With this piece we’ll be taking a look at the state of bottlenecking today, […]

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications in October that it’s “going away,” […]

Microsoft reveals new Windows 10 Workstations edition for power users

Microsoft is officially unveiling Windows 10 Pro for Workstations today. While the operating system was originally rumored back in June, Microsoft is providing the full details on the special edition today. As expected, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is primarily designed for server grade PC hardware and true power users. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations scales up for machines […]

Apple updates MacBook line with new Intel processors

Apple has announced updates to its entire MacBook line at WWDC, giving its laptops more powerful specifications in the form of the latest Intel chips. As had been previously rumored, last year’s MacBook Pros are getting Intel’s Kaby Lake processors, as is Apple’s 12-inch MacBook, which is also getting faster SSDs. Additionally, there’s a new […]

Who still wants a desktop PC?

Who still wants a desktop PC? Despite the recent shift to mobile computing, many PC old-schoolers, gamers, and professionals remain loyal to the desktop platform due to familiarity, performance and/or feature demands, and upgradability. For parents, businesses and institutions, and other users, desktops also have appeal due to their immobility. It’s harder to steal a […]

Office 2013 tips: How to open common files quickly and save to any cloud storage service

Pin your files  Office 2013 makes it easier to access oft-used files and folders. Office 2013 allows you to pin files you need quick access to on the start screens for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office apps like Access. In Excel, for example, hover over the list of recently opened documents that the app […]